tv Eyewitness News This Morning Saturday 700am ABC March 12, 2016 7:00am-9:00am EST
right now on eyewitness news this morning, orange county deputies say a man was attacked outside of a local bar. now he has a brain injury. the search right now for the suspect. we are asking deputies if they know what lead a woman to shoot and kill a man in orange county. >> fights broke out between supporters and protestors at a donald trump rally. the chaos forcing trump to cancel the event. breaking right now, a car fire has part of i-4 eastbound shut down. we are asking fire officials and police if anyone was hurt. it's saturday, march 12th. i'm daralene jones. we will have more on the top story in a moment including breaking news but first a live look outside over downtown orlando.
out this morning. meteorologist marina jurica is in severe weather center 9. and we are dealing with fog. at daytona beach, that is the atlantic in the foreground. we will continue to see dense fog another couple of hours. we have the thickest in flagler, volusia and seminole county. fog on the i-4 corridor. flagler, volusia and seminole that's where the thickest fog it. by 8:00 it's so much better. by 10:00 we are completely clear which is awesome. current temperatures, we are mainly in the low to mid-60s. we have a couple of hot spots in coke to beach and melbourne at 70, 71. cool spot 57 in ocala. mid-80s inland. upper 70s to low 80s on the coastline. we will see spotty showers which i will track for you on future track 9 in the next 30 minutes. stay with us. orange county deputies are trying to find the person that
him with a brain injury. this happened outside of the tavern at the creek in hunter's creek. we took out the names in the interview you are about to hear. no one has been charged. eyewitness news julie salomone spoke to the victim's friend. >> reporter: he wanted to remain anonymous. we aren't mentioning names because no one was charged. the fight started when his female friend that walked into inappropriately. the man. >> another gentleman walked toward me -- [ bleep ] and we were stopped at the front door. -- [ bleep ] reaches over cups and grabs her private area. rest room. when he stepped outside, he walked in on a fight that was going on. the sheriff's office reports that he was drifting in and out of consciousness and throwing up. >> the other gentlemen machine
decided to jump on him and kick him, punch him and kick him in his face as he is on the ground. >> the attacker hasn't been identified. the victim's friend tells us his brain continues to swell and he is drifting in and out of consciousness. >> just brutally treated like that for no reason. >> julie salomone, eyewitness news this morning. breaking news in orange county. a crash and car fire has part of i-4 eastbound shut down. take a look. you can see that some vehicles are getting there on the left side but you can see that car caught near there on the right side of your screen. emergency crews are there on the scene. this happened at maitland boulevard and this is a live look at the road right now. you can see traffic is moving there slowly in the eastbound side. maitland police are investigating what happened there. we have a crew heading to the scene to gather more information including to find
throughout the newscast. right now u orange county deputies are working to find a in apopka. the 34-year-old man was shot inside the home. he died at florida hospital apopka. he reached out to the sheriff's office to get more information about what lead up to the shooting and the names of the suspect and victim. we will bring you an update as soon as we learn more. new from overnight, state troopers are investigating a fatal hit and run in downtown orlando. we captured this picture after 10:30 last night. the scene is in the distance. you can see the flashing lights state troopers have not released any additional information. state troopers are investigating a fatal crash on merritt island. brevard county fire rescue officials say a driver crashed into a pole just after 2:00 this morning. investigators say at least one person had to be pulled from
as soon as we find out what happened in both of these fatal crashes, we will update you during the newscast. a rally in chicago for donald trump was canceled over security concerns. thousands of protestors and trump support hers clashed causing fights and marches. >> the protestors didn't want trump the at the university of chicago because of allegations intolerance. reporter: rising tensions sparked clashes and violence at donald trump's rally in chicago. while fights were erupting inside the arena, protests outside caused the campaign event to be canceled. earlier in st. louis, trump was protestors. >> our country has to toughen up, folks, we have to toughen
these people are bringing us down. >> reporter: trump fired back at the growing number of people disrupting his rallies. >> go home to mommy. get him out. troublemaker. go home and get a job. >> reporter: the incidents are more frequent and more of a concern. wednesday a trump supporter in north carolina was charged with assault and battery for sucker punching a demonstrator while the young man was being escorted out by police. trump and his campaign discourage this kind of behavior and ensure the safety of any and all attendees. trump suggested to his supporters that they should become violent. >> we are not allowed to punch back any more. >> if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you, seriously. >> i like like to punch him in the face. >> reporter: he is dealing with accusations that his campaign manager assaulted michelle fields, a reporter.
don't grab them the way he grabbed me. >> trump called the allegations false. kenneth moten, abc news, washington. >> the florida primary is three days away. senator ted cruz is eyeing the sunshine state. he spoke to voters yesterday at a town hall in orlando. he said he is the only person that can compete with trump that is currently leading the florida polls. he is confident that he can beat marco rubio. he shared his father's story of migrating to america from cuba that he thinks will resonate with hispanic voters. >> coming to a country where anybody can start with nothing and achieve anything. that is the unbelievable freedom and the opportunity -- it is the american dream. >> cruz pointed out he is the only republican candidate who has beaten trump in other states. >> you can hear more of cruz's interview on wftv.com. click on the video section. the 2016 legislative
governor rick scott will look over the $82.3 billion state budget that lawmakers gave approval to last night. the house and senate approved the budget almost unanimously. lawmakers voted once again not to expand health insurance to families. revise the budget. >> the process you have is the governor proposes a budget. let tur passes the budget -- legislature passes the budget. i will go through and look at ways where i can save money. >> governor scott has not said if he will veto the budget. he was pushing for a tax cut package. lawmakers agreed to a portion of that. orange county school district leaders will break ground on a new middle school near avalon park. the school board voted to build it last year to help with overcrowding issues. the groundbreaking ceremony
daytona beach may see the busiest day of bike week today. so far state troopers say it's relatively safe event. they have had a handful of crashes in volusia county and a few fatalities. despite a few accidents, police have helped keep traffic flow organized. marina jurica is in severe weather. >> it will be hot for those bikers in daytona beach. this weekend 79, 80 tomorrow. we have a 10% shot at a spotty shower today and a 50% shot at showers and isolated storms as we head into sunday afternoon and evening. so, just keep that in mind. in ocala, from west to east, we wake up with sunshine this morning. then mostly cloudy skies as we head into the rest of our day with a high of 83 at 4:00. in baldwin park, mostly cloudy skies. a little shine filtering in in the afternoon with a high of 83 degrees.
today, we will look at a little bit of sunshine to start, a little cloudier skies midday. 79 for the high there. nearly 30,000 people packed the citrus bowl to see the orlando city soccer club take on the chicago fire last night. an italian mid-fielder made his day brew. the lions got on the board first. the match was tied. orlando city played with a man advantage for an hour. the game ended in a 1-1 draw. for more orlando city coverage, check out the season premier of orlando city insider. our sports team has interviews with the coach and team president phil rollins tonight on tv 27. an orange county teenager missing for two days was found in critical condition at a local hospital. >> a horrible feeling not to know where your child is. >> how a phone call into our
good morning. i'm marina jurica. hope you are having a fantastic start to your weekend. we have a little hurdle to get through especially for the northern counties that you can see on the daytona beach live cam. it's starting to lift as the sunshine is taking over. the sun won't be with us all day today. clouds will be increasing and we will be looking at a chance for a few spotty showers as we head into our day. so, a few showers today. but the bulk of the rain and storms will stay west then enter into our neck of the
unfortunately, louisiana, parts of the panhandle will continue to see flooding concerns as we head into the day today. flagler, volusia county into seminole, fog, less than half a mile visibility. if you have any plans to head out the sanford international this morning for the next 90 minutes, there might be delays. call ahead of time. by 10:00 a.m., everything will be completely clear. you can see a touch of fog throughout the western and i-4 counties as well. temperatures, cool spot, ocala at 57. 66 new smyrna beach. winds are quiet. form. clear skies, calmer winds, more humidity in the air which i'm sure you felt the last couple of days, a good formula for that fog. clouds will increase as we head into the day today. 2:00 this afternoon, you can here. there as we head into the 2:00 to 6:00 timeframe, know that you might see a couple of today.
heavier rain, isolated thunderstorm as we head into the post 3:00 timeframe and mon dan morning we might be waking warm temperatures are ruling. all morning. we will see the mid-80s rule not only the weekend but the workweek next week. average high this time of year, 77 degrees. clouds increasing, 10% shot of a spotty shower. 80s rule. afternoon and evening. don't forget when you go to bed tonight, set the clocks forward one hour. two orange county residents will spend the next several years in jail for their involvement in an apopka dogfighting ring. on friday, rinaldo bell and mona cumberland were found guilty of fighting and baiting animals. officers arrested more than two dozen people at an apopka home and more than 30 dogs there. prosecutors told us cases like this are often difficult to
>> this is a crime that happens in secret. it's an organized effort and the people who are involved in it, they take extensive steps private. >> this is the first trial for those arrested and charged in the case. prosecutors said most of the people involved took plea deals. the city of bell isle settled a case with a police officer that accused the office of administration. sergeant carter was found incompetent for ignoring directives from the police chief. the city paid carter $45,000 he agreed to retire. nearly $17,000 went to attorney fees, the rest went to carter. thanks to our call in to our newsroom, a teenager who had disappeared for nearly two days has been reunited with his family as he fights for his life.
guys' program and says we got him in icu. >> the 16-year-old's parents called apopka police when he never returned home from a trip to the gym on wednesday. it turns out he had been hit by a car not long after he left home. he was unconscious and didn't have an id on him. >> my worst nightmare happened, my son didn't come home. it's a are who rebel feeling not to know where your child is, for your parent to lose that you can describe. >> thank good nieces he was found. a nurse at orlando regional medical center found a picture that we ran during our newscast yesterday and called the newsroom. we helped her get in touch with police who brought his parents to him at the hospital. he is still in a coma in critical condition. 9 investigates learned problems with new hardware is costing ouc customers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
technology to determine your bill each month. glitches caused back billing up to three months of service. why do customers have to pay for the mistake. >> they never should have installed it. it's not working. >> he is speaking on behalf of his neighbors. they are furious ouc spent $15 million on new digital technology plagued with major issues. >> create a situation where the bill doubles from one month to the next. >> 9 investigates learned ouc switched to a digital meter reading system installed by a north carolina based company. they have a $15 million contract. the goal is to provide realtime usage data to customers and save money by eliminating the real people that used to manually read your meter. they rely in part on an underground cable to communicate with a computer that determines your monthly consumption. >> we had issues with the cables.
meters but any percent is too much. >> the problem is with water bills and not electric and it cost ouc $1 million last year because customers were under billed. so, the utility had to go back and estimate consumption and back bill. the utility covered three months, $586,000 but customers were back billed up to three months totaling $475,000. ouc couldn't tell us how much they had to back bill customers this year. >> why are they being forced to eat any of the cost? >> there was consumption. we are not billing them for something that they didn't use. >> reporter: but it is forcing customers to guess whether they will be hit with a bill that they can't afford because of a mistake by a vendor with a $15 million contract. >> it's negligent to install a system that doesn't work in the first place. >> customers will continue to
ouc covers anything after that. a spokesperson said in part this residential water technology was introduced in 2010 and backed by a warranty. they have shipped more than 3 million meters since launching the product and actively a dressing issues. an orange county mother is accused of telling her children to lie to cover up a shooting. how reports say they finally figured out what happened at
interest of a man found buried in an ocala national forest last week. the sheriff's office believes tommy lombardo died in putnam county. deputies are now speaking with 43-year-old jerry keen. they have not said why he is considered a person of interest. an orange county mother is facing attempted murder charges after prosecutors say she lied about her role in a shooting at an orlando gas station. stephanie jones told investigators she was in her van during this fight in september. she said her son was accidentally shot at the family's home. once investigators saw the surveillance video, she found out jones fired her gun during the fight and her son was accidentally shot trying to grab the gun from her. there is another case of the mosquito-borne zika advisories in orange county. the -- virus in orange county.
officials asked congress for $2 billion to help combat the virus. congress denied the request saying left over money used to fight ebola can be used instead. a lab of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in the florida keys to combat zika. oxy tech modified mosquitoes with synthetic dna. the goal is to reduce the population of the mosquitoes that spread the virus. the fda is reviewing whether to allow it but they say there wouldn't be any threat to humans or the environment. orange county deputies need your help finding the person that attacked a man outside of a local bar and left him with a brain injury. next, the message the victim's friend has for the suspect. >> looking at clouds increasing and a few sprinkles starting to move in for saturday. i'm tracking the rain chance
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and police if anyone was hurt. it is saturday, march 12th. time is about 7:30. let's get you outside to get a live look over downtown orlando on this saturday morning. there is a view over lake eola. marina jurica is in severe weather center 9. >> it's a beautiful start to the day today. we have patchy dense fog mainly in the northern counties and we are going to get warm today, in the low to mid-80s. heading to the coastline, once again this weekend, looking at a high rip current risk. station. boating conditions not bad. water temperature getting warmer, 65 to 70 degrees. west to east the villages are mostly cloudy with a high of 82 in winter park and i-4 corridor mostly cloudy as well. hopefully a little sunshine from time to time with a high of 83. at more sunshine. the closer you are to the coast, the better chance of
you will see a high of 78. breaking in orange county, we got an undate from state troopers in the last 15 minutes about a fatal hit and run in downtown orlando. we captured this video from the scene from our tower camera after 10:30 last night. a nissan altima was speeding down colonial drive and hit a bicycle. the altima was found abandoned in orlando a half hour later. the driver is on the run. also breaking right now in orange county, take a look at this. a crash and car fire has part of i-4 eastbound blocked. take a look at this video. you can see our transportation camera recorded this video of the car which caught fire in the last 30 minutes. it happened at maitland boulevard. this is a live look at the road. you can see traffic is getting by slowly in the left lane. maitland police are investigating what happened there. we have a crew heading to the scene to gather more information including how to find out if anyone was hurt.
this morning a man who orange county deputies say was attacked is in a local hospital suffering from a brain injury. right now investigators are working to track down a suspect. this happened at the tavern at the creek in hunter's creek. we took out the names in the interview you are about to hear because no one has been charged. eyewitness news this morning's julie salomone reports the victim didn't remember the fight. reporter: we are leaving the names out of the story because no one has been charged. the victim's friend spoke on anonymous. toward me and him. door. her private area. >> reporter: he describes the fight that broke out when he tried to confront the guy that touched his friend inappropriately. in the face. >> reporter: while the fight was happening in the parking lot, 24-year-old sebastian
walked in on the fight that was going on. >> the other gentleman that nobody can identify, decided to jump on him and kick him in his face while he's on the ground. >> according to a sheriff's office report, the 24-year-old suffered a brain bleed and his out of consciousness. >> i know nobody likes to be a snitch. at the end of the day, look at or your brother. >> reporter: julie salomone, eyewitness news this morning. no word on why a local lake county couple decided to make a murder-suicide pact leading to the death of an 89-year-old woman. he admitted to killing his long time companion, rosemary goetz. they stopped him from taking his life. he is charged with second- degree murder. police arrested an orange county man they say forced
prostitution. eyewitness news this morning's mike manzoni has important information to keep your child from falling victim. >> reporter: this is martin wright the third. investigators say he contacted the teenagers through social media or mutual friends and then used his cell phone to advertise them on back page.com asa ducktive sweethearts. >> he would offer them ways to make money. >> reporter: he drove them to meet other men for sex then took the money they earned. court documents show wright had sex with an underage girl while she was unconscious then forced her to take nude photos so he pop. >> it could be my granddaughter daughter. >> reporter: that's the message investigators want to send to parents. they say things that teenagers use every day allowed him to get a hold of teenagers.
look at the social media that your children are being involved in and it will probably be very telling to you. >> investigators say parents should also watch out to see if their high school age daughters start hanging out with older men. >> maybe they are secretive about things, not wanting to tell the various changes in behavior. >> reporter: mike manzoni, eyewitness news this morning. >> investigators believe there are other people out there that played a role in the human trafficking ring. if you know anything, investigators want to hear from you right way. on tuesday, voters head to the polls for the latest primary. florida u.s. senator marco rubio isn't going down without a fight. he is campaigning across the state ahead of tuesday's vote. yesterday a former u.s. senator mel martinez sad down with greg warmoth for central florida spotlight.
nomination ending senator rubio's push. that is an out come he is not thrilled about. >> as a republican, i feel that a donald trump nominee would take us to historic defeat. i worry about that. >> political analysts say marco rubio likely will not play a part in trump's cabinet because of comments made on the campaign trail. you can watch more of what mel martinez and our political analyst had to say about the florida primary on central florida spotlight and the trump factor that has supporters and protestors fired up. it airs today at 12:30 after eyewitness news at noon. senator marco rubio is campaigning in central florida this weekend. he will be in the villages tomorrow. doors at the rohan recreation center open at 2:00 p.m. you must rsvp to attend. in addition to the florida primary, voters in four other
hillary clinton and bernie sanders reached out to voters in florida this week p. according to the latest cnn poll, clinton is ahead of sanders in florida by more than 30 points. a man wants to build a mosque on an empty piece of land in orange county. some neighbors don't want it there. next why their fight has nothing to do with religion. >> we are still battling dense fog as you can see. a live look at daytona beach. i will let you know when it
here is a live look over downtown orlando. you can see the dr. phillips center for the performing arts. not a bad day to get out and see a show. if you want, you might want to be outside. >> a beautiful morning. then clouds increase into the afternoon. fog is our big hiccup this morning, especially flagler, volusia, seminole county. less than half a mile visibility down in that i-4 corridor. then we have a touch of fog into ocala, clermont, orlando, kissimmee and titusville. be careful. once we head into the next hour or two, we will see big improvements. by 8:00 faint clouds left over in the northern counties. by 10:00 we are completely clear. into the day today, mid-80s inland. upper 70s on the coast with a 10% shot at spotty showers that i will track for you in about seven minutes. some residents in windermere don't want a mosque
the owner of this piece of land wants to build the windermere religion center. the land is zoned residential. the owner is trying to convince the count to rezone the property. people say it's not about what is being built there but they don't want the extra traffic and noise around the home. >> this is single family dwelling. this is what we want to concentrate on. we each have two acres and we enjoy our piece and quiet. >> a community meeting will be held next wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at sunset park elementary school. we posted more information about next week's community meeting on wftv.com. click on the weblinks button on the right side of the home page. nearly 30,000 people packed the citrus bowl for the second match of the season. why the lions were extremely unhappy with the 1-1 draw. >> and the state has spent more than $21 million to build this
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we called brevard county fire rescue and they told us a brushfire has state road 407 shut down. firefighters are monitoring hot spots between 405 and i-95. fire officials say the fire you see here is about 90% contained. yesterday crews used a helicopter to battle the blaze. it's not clear how it started. firefighters say the road will likely be closed throughout the morning. we will let you know when and if it reopens. in palm bay, two brushfires that damaged homes earlier this week have not rekindled. we told you wednesday firefighters battled a 45-acre brushfire. the flames melted the siding on homes there and some residents were forced to evacuate. the next day a five acre fire broke out near quintin and westbury street.
the department of transportation has to pay out nearly 1 1/2 million dollars to settle a lawsuit over a bridge in seminole county. the lawsuit was filed by the owner of the orlando jai-alai property in casselberry. he wanted to stop the construction of a bridge on 436 claiming it might hurt local businesses and future development. in the next few hours, community leaders in lake county will hold a ribbon- cutting ceremony for a new track and field for people -- for all people. taveras. he featured a cushion surface that can accommodate wheelchairs and other assist devices. ribbon cutting at 9:00 a.m. orlando is one of the of the country. orlando broke the tourism
row with 105 million visitors. yesterday the city was ranked as the 7th fastest growing city in the nation. austin, texas took the top spot. scott kelly is hanging up his astronaut suit after nearly a year in space. he will retire april 1st but continue the ongoing research related to his extended stay in space and the effects it had on his body. today you can see fighter plans used in world war ii at the annual war birds tie could air show in titusville. this is the 39th year for the event. it kicked off last night. the fireworks show, take a look. the air show continues at 9:00 and ends tomorrow. that's always very cool. i know a lot of kids love seeing the planes. >> we took our little one last year. it was amazing. a great day for it today. the coast will see more sunshine than the inland counties. tomorrow will be dicey.
hiccup. we are foggy, especially in county. daytona beach, this is daytona beach, i promise. fog there. the sunshine will work its magic into the next 60 minutes. satellite and radar showing we are dry but we have a chance for a few spotty showers to afternoon. the main rain event stays to the west as we move into the day today. however, as we push into tomorrow, that's a different story. i will get to that in a minute. less than half a mile visibility throughout flagler, parts of volusia and seminole county. we have a touch of fog throughout the i-4 corridor into titusville and moving into the western counties. temperatures right now 57 in ocala. 61 downtown orlando. and the hot spot is 71 in melbourne. as we head into the day today, patchy fog will lift. we will see a partly cloudy start. a mostly cloudy afternoon as clouds increase and we have a
skies. this weekend the rain chances are returning as a cold front tomorrow. we will look at the highest chance of rain post 3:00 tomorrow until 7:00. along the coast we will see partly cloudy skies from 79 in melbourne. 78 in cocoa and merritt island as well as titusville. up north to volusia, 78 in new smyrna. 79 daytona beach then 80 in ormond and 77 in flagler. high current risk into the weekend. that is something to make sure you look out for. 60s tonight as we see mostly cloudy skies. it will be a mild overnight into our sunday morning. looking at the five-day forecast, with your weekend always in view, the 80s are ruling. average high for this time of year is 77. we will be well above that. don't forget when you get home tonight and go to bed, set those clocks forward an hour. daralene? orlando magic are looking to end a three-game losing
sacramento kings last night. eric gordon had a big night. it was the only win for the magic and 4th road victory. the orlando city soccer club returned to action last night. christian bruey has more. >> reporter: the opener goes down as one of the most incredible matches in mls history. second match of the 2016 campaign last night against chicago, not so much. debris. but the captain is still out with a leg injury. four minutes in p lions are on the board. third goal in five minutes for orlando city if you go back to sunday. ten minutes later, chicago on the counter attack.
he is that fast. he ties the game at one. 30 second minute. brett shavers receives cleats to the mid-section. ouch. that results in a red car for michael harrington. orlando city played the final hour with a man advantage. let's go to the second half. plenty of opportunity. 79th minute. this is off the post. orlando city has to settle for the 1-1 draw. head coach certainly not happy. >> we were nearly very good. a lot of times unfortunately i thought we had three or four plays, maybe a little below par tonight. >> we didn't give enough today. if we pushed on more p. they had ten men. we could have came out with three points in the game. >> tonight the season premier of orlando city insider. interviews with the coach, team
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on eyewitness news this morning, orange county deputies say a man was attacked outside of a local bar. now he has a brain injury. the search for the suspect. fights broke out between supporters and protestors at a donald trump rally. cancel the event. breaking right now, a car fire down. what we just learned from fire it's saturday, march 12th. i'm daralene jones. we will have more on the top story in a minute. orlando. meteorologist marina jurica is in severe weather center 9 temperatures. >> we are continuing to see the 80s.
we are seeing haze and fog and definitely in volusia county. look look at daytona this morning, we are very foggy there. it's improving. that is the direction that we are going to be heading in in the next 60 minutes. a touch of fog everywhere else. it improved the last 30 minutes. big improvements by 9:00. you can see the fog pretty much completely lifted through the area. temperatures are in the 60s. it's very mild. a couple of 70s in cocoa beach and melbourne already. we will be warm in the mid-90s inland and upper 70s on the coast. i am tracking a chance for a few shot city -- spotty showers. >> we continue to follow breaking news in orange county right now. we just learned one person has died after a car caught fire on i-4. this happened at maitland boulevard. part of the highway in that area is shut down. eyewitness news this morning's julie salomone just arrived on the scene.
>> i spoke with maitland police officials as well as maitland fire officials. if you take a look behind me, we can see the car from this vantage stage point. we had to pull off on a side street because it's not safe for us to pull off for on i-4. you can see the burned out car. a man, approximately 60 years old was traveling at a high rate of speed. for some reason, the car eventually lost control and left the side of the road. he hit a sign and he was pronounced dead on scene. fire officials told me there was so much extensive damage to the vehicle that the engine actually fell off the car. transportation cameras. you can see the backup that it's creating on i-4 eastbound. i am told 90 a, the ramp to 90 a is closed and i-4 is reduced just to one lane open on eastbound right now near the maitland exit. so, again, one person has died
it eventually caught on fire. fire officials were able to put out the flames. if we can, take a look at one of the mobile units here. this is -- if we come back live you can see the maitland fire rescue and police incident support unit out here. i asked the officials what that was about. they told me when they work in extensive scene they bring out the unit to assist fire officials. this is the story that we will continue to follow and let you know when the scene clears up. reporting live in orange county, julie salomone, eyewitness news this morning. breaking in orange county in the last 45 minutes, an update about state troopers about a fatal hit and run in downtown orlando. we captured this video from the scene about 10:30 last night. state troopers say a nissan altima was speeding down colonial drive and hit a bicyclist in a turn lane. charles mcmurray was thrown off the bike and killed. the altima was found abandoned in orlando.
driver is still on the run. troopers just released new information about a fatal crash on merritt island. investigators say william spaeck lost control and crashed into a utility policy. his passenger died the crash. the crash is still under investigation. orange county deputies are working to find a woman that they say shot and killed a man in apopka. deputies responded near old apopka road last night. the man was found shot inside the home. he died at florida hospital apopka. we reached out to the sheriff's office to get more information about what lead to the shooting and the names of the suspect and the victim. we will bring you an update as soon as we learn more. deputies are trying to find the person that attacked and beat an orange county man. he has a brain injury. sebastian valencia is trying to recover at a local hospital. he was beaten outside of the
young parkway in the hunter's creek area. friends said valencia was an innocent bystander that walked up on a fight in progress in the parking lot. >> the other gentleman that nobody can identify decided to jump on him and kick him, punch him and kick him in his face while he is on the ground. >> you are seeing this? >> yes. >> we also spoke with a man friends say was with the suspect at the bar that night. he told us he has nothing to say about what happened except all right. a rally in chicago for security concerns. thousands of protestors clashed causing fights and marches. >> as kenneth moten reports, the protestors didn't want trump at the university of chicago because of allegations
intolerance. reporter: rising tensions sparked clashes and violence at donald trump's rally in chicago. while fights were erupting inside the arena, protests outside caused the campaign event to be canceled. earlier in st. louis, trump was interrupted several times by protestors. >> our country has to toughen up, folks, we have to toughen up. these people are bringing us down. >> reporter: trump fired back at the growing number of people disrupting his rallies. >> go home to mommy. troublemaker. go home and get a job. >> reporter: the incidents are more frequent and more of a concern. wednesday a trump supporter in north carolina was charged with assault and battery for sucker punching a demonstrator while the young man was being escorted out by police. trump and his campaign discourage this kind of behavior and ensure the safety
the attacks follows weeks of trump suggested to his supporters that they should become violent. >> we are not allowed to punch back any more. >> if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you, seriously. >> i like like to punch him in the face. >> reporter: he is dealing with accusations that his campaign manager assaulted michelle fields, a reporter. >> you don't grab a female reporter, any reporter, you don't grab them the way he grabbed me. >> trump called the allegations false. kenneth moten, abc news, washington. >> the florida primary is three days away. senator ted cruz is eyeing the sunshine state. he spoke to voters yesterday at a town hall in orlando. he said he is the only person that can compete with trump that is currently leading the florida polls. he is confident that he can beat marco rubio.
migrating to america from cuba that he thinks will resonate with hispanic voters. >> coming to a country where anybody can start with nothing and achieve anything. that is the unbelievable freedom and the opportunity -- it is the american dream. >> cruz pointed out he is the only republican candidate who has beaten trump in other states. >> you can hear more of cruz's interview on wftv.com. click on the video section. the 2016 legislative session is finally over. governor rick scott will look over the $82.3 billion state budget that lawmakers gave approval to last night. the house and senate approved the budget almost unanimously. lawmakers say the improving economy let them resolve issues more quickly. lawmakers voted once again not to expand health insurance to thousands of low income families. governor scott says he will revise the budget. >> the process you have is the governor proposes a budget. let tur passes the budget -- legislature passes the budget.
ways where i can save money. >> governor scott has not said if he will veto the budget. he was pushing for a one billion dollar tax package but lawmakers agreed to a portion of that. man, adam menaza police say shot a man early wednesday morning. he was arrested for attempted murder. he is being held in seminole county jail on unrelated charges. daytona beach may see the busiest day of bike week today. so far state troopers say it's relatively safe event. they have had a handful of crashes in volusia county and a few fatalities. despite a few accidents, police have helped keep traffic flow organized.
weather center 9. >> 79 today. 80 tomorrow. 10% shot of a shower today. better chance of 50% for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms into sunday afternoon and evening. rain is returning into our weekend forecast and into bike week. keep that in mind making your plans for the later part of the day, tomorrow. from west to east, a sunny start in ocala. mostly cloudy skies will take over with a high of 83. in celebration, the i-4 corridor, a high of 83 with a sunny start then clouds increasing later on today as well. daytona, it will be a cloudy start but then a little more sunshine later in the evening with a high of 79. nearly 30,000 fans packed the citrus bowl to see the orlando city soccer club take on the chicago fire last night. italian mid-fielder made his day new. kaka was out with a leg injuries.
orlando city played with a man advantage for an hour. the game ended in a 1-1 draw. for more orlando city soccer coverage, check out the season premier of orlando city insider. our sports team has interviews with coach and team president phil rollins tonight at 10:35 on central florida's tv 27. changes to increase security could cost you more at the tolls. the information you need to keep updated to make sure that you are not overcharged. >> we have told you about the importance of tourism for central florida.
into our morning. at least in the fog instance because as we head into the after, we will get cloudy skies in here and then a couple of spotty showers. satellite and radar is showing that we are partly cloudy. area of low pressure and the bulk of the rain and storms is out to the west in the panhandle. that will be slowly coming in our direction tomorrow. the worst fog is in flagler as well as in seminole county with half a mile or less visibility. a touch of fog left over in downtown orlando, kissimmee, clermont, daytona beach and titusville. big improvements in the last 30 minutes. those will continue. 60s for the current temperatures. 72 and 73 in cocoa beach and melbourne. quiet winds. that helped with the clearing skies and all that humidity that i'm sure you felt over the last few days to make that fog happen this morning. that won't be the case tonight and tomorrow because we will be cloudy. clouds increase, this is 3:00 this afternoon. spotty showers not out of the
know that we could see spotty showers starting at 3:00 until later on this evening then the western counties could see showers tonight. tomorrow, we will look at a cold front aping approaching. as that occurs, any time after 3:00 is fair game to pick up on storms. a few showers as we head into the monday morning as well. downtown orlando, hour by hour, by noon 85. we will look at clouds increasing with a chance for a spotty shower as we head into the afternoon. still at 5:00, 79 degrees. in seminole county today, clouds increasing, a spotty shower with 83 in winter springs. 82 longwood. around sweetwater and the woodland it will be a plea sanity day. 83 geneva and oviedo. mostly cloudy, milder tonight with a low of 66. five-day forecast, with your weekend always in view, showing the best chance for rain
then we will look at sunshine returning by tuesday. don't forget when you head to bed tonight, we are springing forward. bush the alarm clocks forward an hour. if you drive on central florida toll roads, you want to make sure your e-pass account is up to date. if not, it could cost you more than you think. we told you when the central florida expressway authority removed indicators notifying you of a low balance. now eyewitness news this morning's janay norman found out in some cases that is nearly doubling the cost for drivers. >> when i went to go through sun pass toll lanes it wasn't automatically refilling. >> reporter: in early january, kevin hallmark got a new chip card. he didn't realize it wasn't paying tolls as expected because the red and green indicator lights were gone. >> here i have four unpaid tolls for 3.75 and, you know, if there were indicators on those, i would have noticed the issue and filled up my sun pass immediately.
got this bill in the mail from the central florida expressway authority that he realized what happened. >> they put a 3.40 fee on there. when i saw that the lights were missing and the chip cards were coming out, i saw a real potential for a lot of local customers to get burned. >> reporter: officials told me without the indicators they use e-mail to let you know if your account balance is low. that means you could go through tolls with a negative balance. >> what you were charged was almost double. >> it was only 35 cents less for the fees and the actual tolls. if i had one less toll it would have been more in fees than for the tolls. that is crazy. >> reporter: it will cost you 10 cents per toll and $3 per mailed invoice.when multiplied by thousands of drivers, they add up. >> there are a lot of customers that will end up paying a lot more because cfx chose to remove these lights.
to make sure that you don't get charged, make sure your account is up to date with credit card and license plate information h. reporting in orlando, janay norman, eyewitness news. we found out the central florida expressway authority is currently working on a way to minimize the fees for drivers that don't have the funds when they go through the tolls. we will keep you up to date on the plans as we learn more. the city of orlando is proposing to put a dog park at constitution green park in downtown orlando. right now the city says it's in the preliminary planning stages and nothing is set in stone. we told you in january the city bought constitution green from a private owner to preserve the park. the city of belle isle settled a cares with a police officer who accused the department of discrimination. kevin carter was found inbound competent and insubordinate for ignoring directives from the police chief. the city paid carter $40,000 he
nearly $17,000 went to his attorney fees. the rest went to carter. orlando's international tourism market is beginning to see changes. tourists from canada and brazil are taking hits on the value of their dollar. eyewitness news this morning anchor jamie holmes found out where the next big round of tourists might come from. >> reporter: international drive may be changing. emirates started flying to orlando, 16,000 middle easterners and is aians are coming in. >> dubai is the most active international airport in the world. they are in a prime location and a strong gateway. >> reporter: visit orlando has offices across the region focusing on direct marketing and putting together package deals for tourists from the middle east. orlando is a major draw. even facebook a flight from dubai to here is 15 hours. we found in those countries they get a feeling for some of the brands that were well known
interested in coming to orlando because we are the mother ship. >> real estate agents are seeing a big boost in the number of middle easterners big in in orlando. sotheby's in lake mary is marketing real estate like this condo project to the middle east in return for a 500,000 dollars investment in the property, overseas investors qualify for an expedited visa. >> the main reason is to get the green card and possibly live in america. >> orlando is cheaper than investing in new york and it's safe because of banking restrictions many middle easterners fly in with cash ready to buy immediately. >> want somewhere to get to and get out of there. >> they come to orlando. >> in orlando, jamie holmes, eyewitness news. international tourism numbers for 2015 come in next month. the expedited visa process is a program designed to encourage more foreign investors to spend money in the u.s. the half
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this stranger tried to convince a -year-old boy to come home with him instead of continuing to edgewater elementary school. police have increased patrols near the schools. a brevard county mother is desperate to get her two youngest children back home. the sheriff's office has a warrant for their father's arrest. investigators believe patrick earl scott junior took the child to their home in texas. he showed up under the pretense of a visit then took off with the 2 and 4-year-old. >> police, if you see my babies, please call someone. please, please, please. i just want them back with me. >> deputies say when they find the father, he will face several charges including interfering with child custody. orange county deputies need your help finding the person that attacked a man outside of a local bar and left him with a brain injury. next, the message his friends
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a part of i-4 eastbound is blocked because of a fatal car fire. it's saturday, march 12th. time is just about 8:30. marina jurica is in severe weather center 9. >> you can still see the haze and fog. we will see a high rip current risk today and tomorrow. swim near the lifeguard station if you are on the coast. water temps are getting warmer. 65 to 70. west to east across the viewing area, villages, sunny. clouds increase throughout the day with a high of 82 at 4:00. downtown orlando, i-4 corridor, mostly cloudy as we move in to the day with a high of 84. cocoa beach partly cloudy skies
maitland police are investigating what lead up to a fatal crash and car fire. part of the area is shut down. eyewitness news's julie salomone has been speaking to investigators this morning. what have you learned about the victim. >> reporter: officials aren't releasing too much information. he was a male, approximately 60 years old. one of the police officials came out here to show us pole. the car crashed into the concrete pole. it's a sign attached to the pole. take a look at the video that we were sent. a witness sent us this as he drove by the area earlier. the car engulfed in flames. fire officials told me when
witnesses, several witnesses to this car crash. they say it appeared the man was speeding through the area, maybe lost control then slammed into the pole. fire officials say the engine fell off of the car and this is creating quite a bit of a backup along i-4 eastbound. if we can, take a look at the transportation cameras. i'm told 90 a and 90 b the ramps are shut down. traffic has been reduced to one lane along eastbound i-4. this is a story that we will continue to follow. officials believe there will be backups in the area at least until 2:00 p.m. we will keep you posted and let you know when the road reopens. reporting live, julie salomone, eyewitness news this morning. >> deputies are trying to find the person that attacked and beat an orange county man. he now has a brain injury.
is still trying to recover at a local hospital. he was beaten outside of the tavern at the creek. friends sayva len see ya was an innocent bystander that walked up on a fight in a parking lot. >> i know nobody likes to be a snitch. at the end of the day, look at it if it was your best friend or brother. >> we spoke to the man that friends say was with the suspect at the bar that night. he told us he has nothing to say about what happened. there is still no word on why a lake county couple decided to make a murder- suicide pact leading to the death of an 88-year-old woman. 89-year-old carl lang admitted to killing rosemary goetz. they stopped him from taking his own life. he is charged with second- degree murder. investigators are searching for more human trafficking and child pornography victims in central florida. this comes after they arrested
local high school students into prostitution. mike manzoni has important information to help keep your child from falling victim. >> reporter: this is martin wright the third. investigators say he contacted the teenagers through social media or mutual friends then used his cell phone to advertise them on back page.com asa ducktive sweethearts. >> he would offer them ways to make money. >> reporter: he drove this tomorrow meet other men for sex then took the money they earned. court documents show he had sex with an underage girl while she was unconscious then forced her to take nude photographs of herself so he could sell them for 500 bucks a pop. >> it could be my granddaughter, your granddaughter or your daughter. >> reporter: that's the message investigators want to send to parents. they say things many teenagers use every day allowed wright to get a hold of his victims and force them in the sex trade.
phones, look at the social media that your children are being involved in. it will probably be very, very telling to you. >> investigators say parents should also watch out to see if their high school age daughters lang out with older men. >> maybe they start to become secretive about things. not want to tell them various changes in behavior. >> mike manzoni, eyewitness news this morning. >> investigators believe there are others out there that play a role in the human trafficking ring. if you know anything, you are asked to contact investigators. on tuesday, voters in central florida will head to the polls for the florida primary. the latest polling shows democrat hillary clinton and donald trump are on top in florida. florida u.s. senator marco rubio is not going down without a fight. he is campaigning across the state ahead of tuesday's vote. mel martinez sat down with eyewitness news anchor greg warmoth for central florida spotlight. he said the primary could seal donald trump's bid for the
that is an out come he is not thrilled about. >> as a republican, i feel that a donald trump nominee would take us to historic defeat. and i worry about that. >> political analysts say rubio will likely not play a part in trump's cabinet because of comments made on the campaign trail. you can watch more of what mel martinez and our political analyst had to say on central florida spotlight and they talk about the so-called trump protestors clashing. it airs at 12:30 after eyewitness news at noon. as we mentioned, marco rubio is cross crossing the state. tomorrow. center open at 2:00 p.m. you must rsvp to attend. primary, voters in four other states head to the polls
hillary clinton and bernie sanders reached out to voters in florida this week. according to the latest cnn poll, clinton is ahead of sanders in florida by more than 30 points. hundreds gathered to say final good-byes to former first lady nancy reagan. she was laid to rest next to ronald reagan. first lady michelle obama, hillary clinton and former president george w. bush attended the funeral at the presidential library. friends and family remembered the former first lady for they are strength. she was 94 when she died. a man wants to build a mosque on an empty piece of
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orlando. marina jurica is in severe weather center 9. >> we are seeing a little bit of fog. it will break. we will look at clouds increasing throughout the day. on future track 9 hour by hour, clouds
pushing in. eventually a couple of spotty showers. this is 4:00 in the afternoon. you can see isolated but nonetheless they will be around. the future track 9 at 10:00 p.m. showing a couple of showers for our far western counties. then as we head into our sunday, we will get a better chance for showers and maybe a
the afternoon and evening with the passing of the next front. when you go to bed tonight, time to spring forward. we will lose an hour of sleep into the overnight and early tomorrow morning. make sure you set the clocks when you go to bed. some residents in windermere don't want a mosque near their homes. the owner of this piece of land wants to build the windermere religious center outside of the kings point neighborhood. the owner is trying to convince the landowner to rezone it. it's not about what is being built there. they don't want the noise and traffic around the homes. >> this is single family dwelling. this is what we want to concentrate on. we each have two acres and enjoy our peace and quiet. >> a community meeting will be held wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at sunset park elementary. we posted more information about the community meeting on wftv.com. click on the weblinks button on
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walt disney world wants to know if you would be willing to pay a fee to stay in one of its resorts. you probably pay for resort fees but disney doesn't have them. julie say le mans found out -- salomone found out they are surveying guests. >> reporter: the company constantly does guest surveys. the latest is asking guests if they would be willing to pay a
walt di any world owns more than 25 resorts in orlando. they are surveying resort guests by e-mail asking if they would pay a $15 resort fair. it would include magic bands, parking at the resort and extra magic hours. right now they are complimentary. >> that's ridiculous. you stay four nights, an extra $60, i can't believe that. not with the money they are making with everything else. >> reporter: sky witness 9 flew over the resort where guests can catch the monorail to the magic kingdom. we flew over the port riverside where mike is staying. he has enjoyed his stay but says he doesn't want to pay more in resort fees. >> i came in 1972, like 16.50 for a ticket, you know. now it's 200, 150, i don't know because they throw it all in with the other fees. >> reporter: a disney
there are no solid plans to add the additional costs. we checked other hotels online. a three night stay at gaylord palms could cost a thousand dollars. the price includes a $20 resort fee per night for internet and the fitness center. swan and dolphin charges a $25 resort fee per night. disney shareholder meeting last week they announced the company made $52 billion last year in revenue. reporting in orlando, julie news. >> they ask guests how a resort to stay at the resort. orlando is one of the country. orlando broke the tourism record with 105 million visitors. yesterday forbes magazine came up with the list that ranks the city as the 7th fastest growing in the nation. the cost of living in
the average price for rent has increased every month this year. a recent report shows rent has jumped 3% from february to march. this continues the rent increase trend after a 13% hike from january to february as well as a 5% increase from december of last year to january. several days of rain is still taking a toll on people in six southern states. flash flood warnings are in effect from texas to tennessee. at least four people were killed this week because of the flooding. the national guard evacuated more than 35000 families near could have -- 350 pham -- 3500 families. >> you can't do nothing about it. pray and hope we don't get more hard rain. >> things are so bad in louisiana, the governor declared a state of emergency. more rain is in the forecast for parts of that state today. gosh, they cannot get a break.
pressure is stuck in the panhandle and it will stay there the next 48 hours. that will create more flooding for the area. that system will be moving in to our direction as we head into tomorrow. but ahead of it, we could see a few spotty showers as we move into the day today. this daytona beach cam has significantly gotten better. a lot of fog in volusia and getting better. satellite and radar is showing that we are going to start to see a chance for a few spotty showers popping up. plan for that. a few sprinkles today. rain and storms unfortunately for louisiana stay to the west. then they enter into our neck of the woods as we move into tomorrow afternoon and evening. it won't be anywhere near in the intensity. a lot of fog in flagler county, less than half a mile. major improvements in volusia, seminole, orange and polk and osceola, lake county, marion looking better with a touch left over. we are in the 60s except for a
and melbourne. a mild start to the day. we are looking at mid-80s as we head into the afternoon and upper 70s along the coastline. the cloud coverage will keep temperatures down a touch cooler than they were yesterday. patchy fog, partly cloudy this morning then mostly cloudy throughout the rest of the afternoon with a shower around. even milder as we move into the overnight tonight. this weekend, rain chances are returning. warm and windy. as the front passes through tomorrow, sunday afternoon and evening will be the highest chance of rain at 50%. warm temperatures will be ruling. i'm sure you felt it. the humidity slowly started to come back. mid-80s trending all the way through the upcoming workweek. average high this time of year, a lot of you on facebook and twitter is asking me, 77 degrees. we are well above average for this time of year. in orange county, like i said, clouds will increase. a chance for a spotty shower as
we are looking at 84 lake buena vista. 83 cow. 83 -- 83 ocoee. 83 and waterford lakes 82. clouds increasing. spotty showers not out of the question. 66. mostly cloudy, milder tonight. five-day forecast, with your weekend always in view showing the best chance of showers is tomorrow. don't forget push the clocks forward an hour ahead as we move into the overnight tonight and sunday morning. a cocoa woman claims a used car dealer repossessed her truck even though she did not miss a payment for a year. todd ulrich found out how it can happen after a buy here pay here dealership sells your loan. >> reporter: melinda nelson lost this 2003 ford pickup truck repossessed by carnation in cocoa. >> have you ever missed a payment? >> no. >> 165 every two weeks. >> right.
she went to a buy here, pay here dealer. after six months carnation sold her contract to sterling credit. >> we want to help you better your credit and we will put you with this sterling credit corporation. >> reporter: she made payments to sterling but said last month the new lender asked her about the truck's condition. >> i said, i will be honest with you, the truck has problems. >> reporter: then molina heard she no longer qualified and her loan was being sent back to carnation. that same day her truck disappeared. >> i was dumfounded. i thought somebody had stolen the truck. >> reporter: medina said carnation repossessed the truck without giving her a chance to make the payment due that week. >> reporter: she said the car was repoed? a manager didn't respond. was the loan sold to sterling finance. >> yes, it was. >> reporter: did she miss a payment? >> she did. >> when? >> reporter: later the company said she was four lays late. that's why sterling called to
molina said she was trying to pay and claims carnation's manager blamed her for complaining to the new lender. >> if i had not told them about the condition of the truck and that it needed work, i would still have my truck. >> reporter: todd ulrich, eyewitness news this morning. >> wow. carnation said when third party financing is rejected it reevaluates the loan's risk but works to give buyers a second chance. at buy here pay here lots your interest rate and risks can be higher. if you have a story you would like todd to check out, fill out a form online or send him a mess vantage at facebook.com/action 9. a live look of the amway center in downtown orlando. coming up, marina jurica will have another check of the weekend weather. you can chat with marina and me during the show this morning.
of a fatal crash and car fire. you can see here the flames coming from the car at maitland side. orange county fire rescue officials told us one man died. maitland police are investigating exactly what caused the fire. we will have more live updates on eyewitness news this morning over on tv 27 in about five minutes. also breaking in orange county, state troopers are looking for the driver that hit and killed a bicyclist in downtown orlando then took off. we captured this video of the scene from our tower camera after 10:30 last night. a nissan altima was speeding and hit charles mcmurray in the turn lane. the altima was found abandoned in orlando a half hour later. daytona beach may see the busiest day of bike week today. so far state troopers say it has been relatively safe. there have been a handful of crashes in volusia county and a few fatalities. bikers say despite a few accidents, police helped keep
>> that's good vents they will be out hot out there. the one guy had his sleeves out. it will warm up. >> 79 in volusia county. 80 tomorrow. inland warmer. mid to low 80s through the afternoon. mid-80s sunday. 77 is the average high this time of year. stretch. a few spotty showers as clouds increase this afternoon. then tomorrow, the best chance for showers and isolated storms will come later on in the afternoon and evening with the passing of a cold front which could leave us with a few leftover showers into our monday morning. don't forget tonight is a big night. when you go to bed, set the alarm clocks an hour forward. i was telling someone on twitter, thank goodness the cell phones do that because we go to bed way before that. spring forward and that means our daylight hours are getting longer in the evening. summer is around the bend. >> as long as we keep getting the beautiful sunrises in the morning. good to go.
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good morning, america. breaking overnight, chaos at a trump rally. the angry clashes, physical violence. supporters and protesters facing off in chicago. officers hurt. the entire event canceled. >> tonight's rally will be postponed until another day. >> his opponents now
taking their own shots. >> this is a sad day. >> donald trump himself weighing in this morning. what will this mean just days before more crucial primaries? underwater.